Very good speech by Salma Hayek accepting the award from James Zogbi's Arab American Institute. In the various write-ups about the movie "The Prophet", it had a few "World Premier" showings like in LA, in Doha, at the Toronto Festival, in Beirut and so on. The "World Premier" one in Beirut in May was probably because one of the major funders of the movie, Haitham Nassar, is a Beirut businessman. Another big funder is the State of Qatar, which explains the "World Premier" there. She's fun to listen to and I found myself listening to the whole 40-minute speech.
a wonderful speech, i listened to the whole thing. i thought she was going to cry when she read the translation of the lyrics to the syrian refugee children's song. the whole thing was very moving.
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